Topical Collection "Evolution and Extinctions on Islands"

A topical collection in Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This collection belongs to the section "Phylogeny and Evolution".

Editors

Dr. Eric Buffetaut
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Collection Editor
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UM8 8538, Laboratoire de Géologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
Interests: vertebrate palaeontology
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Dr. Simone Fattorini
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Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, Via Vetoio, Coppito, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: biodiversity; coleoptera tenebrionidae; community ecology; conservation biology; evolutionary biology; historical biogeography; island biogeography; macroecology; insect systematics and taxonomy; urban ecology
Dr. Maria Panitsa
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Division of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, GR 26500 Patras, Greece
Interests: island biogeography; island ecosystems; habitat islands; biodiversity of plant species; plant communities and habitat types level; Aegean and Ionian islands' flora; Mediterranean ecosystems; conservation and monitoring of plant species and natural habitats
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Islands are often described as ''laboratories of evolution'', because on these isolated areas various remarkable evolutionary processes can be observed in both plants and animals. They include unexpected colonisation events, endemism, size increase or decrease in various lineages, unusual adaptive radiations, etc. Moreover, insular ecosystems are often fragile and widespread extinctions have been well documented on many islands following the arrival of invasive species.

The aim of this topical collection is to gather contributions covering all aspects of evolution and extinction in insular environments, both in the past and today, from palaeontologists, botanists and zoologists working on all groups of organisms.

Dr. Eric Buffetaut
Dr. Simone Fattorini
Dr. Maria Panitsa
Collection Editors

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Keywords

  • Islands
  • Biogeography
  • Endemism
  • Insular Evolution
  • Extinction
  • Invasive species

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